Comics Out Loud

Comics Out Loud with Old Growth Press!

We are very excited to announce our first Comics Out Loud event! On Saturday October 17th, 7PM Eastern, join Old Growth Press and authors Natalie Mark, Xulin Wang, Saul Freedman-Lawson, and Misbah Ahmed in an evening of comics being read out loud and discussion about their work! Where?: Zoom, with info on how to join below. We will be announcing more details about presenters and works being read out loud over the next couple of weeks on our Instagram. This…

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Awuradwoa Afful

Black Canadian Comics Creators

Here are some amazing Black Canadian comics creators and illustrators to follow and support! Big thank you to BSAM Canada for sharing Black Canadian comics creators with us. For those who don’t know, BSAM stands for Black Speculative Arts Movement: “BSAM Canada aims to create a collaborative and supportive platform that can empower, elevate, and evolve the Black creative industry and organizations, along with support Black artists who work within the respective field of the speculative arts.” You can read…

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Hot Comb by Ebony Flowers cover

Black Comics Resources

Black Comics Resources We are sharing a few Black comics resources in solidarity to amplify Black creators #blacklivesmatter There are so many talented Black creators and resources to find them. There is no excuse to not hire and publish Black creators. Seek out the work of Black creators and listen to their voices, hire Black creators and pay fairly. #DrawingWhileBlack Directory: A great resource to find Black artists in fields like Illustration, Comics/Sequential Art, Animation, Graphic Design+. Organized by Annabelle…

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The Ins an Outs of Webcomics by Jey Pawlik (pdf download)

We hope everyone is doing ok out there and that you have plenty of comics to keep you company at home during this difficult time. As a final art deliverable for their writing residency, Jey Pawlik has created a wonderful comic to guide you through the ins and outs of webcomics. We have made it available as a free pdf you can download on our website, and it will eventually be available in zine format at our library. This is…

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Tips for searching our online catalogue!

Tips for searching our online catalogue! Our online catalogue can be found here and by clicking the “Catalogue” tab on our website home page. Search bar When searching multiple keywords, separate them with a comma. The more keywords you add, the more you will narrow your search results. If you would like an exact match for your search query, enclose your phrase in quotation marks. For example, “beautiful darkness” will bring up an exact title match for 1 record, but…

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The D.I.Y. Comics School!

A post about the D.I.Y. Comics School in Toronto! “The D.I.Y. Comics School meets the first Monday of most months with the goal of working together to provide a continuing comics education. Each month a different member of the community takes the roll of “Dean of the Month” and facilitates that month’s session. Meetings take place at the Canada Comics Open Library. Open to everyone and anyone interested in creating comics! To join in on discussions and keep up-to-date about…

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The Ins and Outs of Webcomics by Jey Pawlik

Hello everyone my name is Jey Pawlik, a Toronto nonbinary comic artist. On February 23rd I had the pleasure of giving a talk here at the Comics Open Library about creating webcomics and I’d like to share that information with anyone who wasn’t able to come. I’m the artist for Topaz Comics which hosts the webcomics “Dead City” and “Gender Slices”, both of which are available at the library. Topaz Comics is the comic making duo I’m apart of with…

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Ebb Tide by Elliott G

Winter additions to the comics library

It has been a busy winter and we haven’t done an update post in a while, but check out recent donations and acquisitions from December to February below! You can also visit our online catalogue for more details about individual comics. We are now at 1437 comics— with many more to be catalogued! And in a few months, community members will be able to check comics out to take home 🙂

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The Ins and Outs of Webcomics!

This will be an hour long presentation (with intermission) about how to make webcomics. Jey will include tools, computer programs, websites to post to and how to promote yourself. Afterwards there will be a Q&A and a workshop. Bring any questions involving comics or self-publishing you might be wondering about. If you’re up for more after that, Jey will be hosting a workshop for the remainder of the time for comic making! “Bring any comic ideas with you and we’ll…

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